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A Dark Horse Team Is Getting Mentioned For QB Deshaun Watson

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson warms up.

HOUSTON, TEXAS - JANUARY 03: Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans in action against the Tennessee Titans during a game at NRG Stadium on January 03, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images)

Deshaun Watson remains a member of the Houston Texans, but that might not be the case for much longer.

The franchise quarterback is reportedly growing frustrated with his team's front office. Watson has reportedly not been as involved as he wanted to be in the team's search for a new head coach and general manager. The Texans have reportedly ignored some of his suggestions throughout the search.

ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that there's a growing feeling that Watson has played his last game for the Texans.

From ESPN.com:

Watson is still upset with the Texans over, among other issues, the process they used to hire general manager Nick Caserio, according to multiple sources, leading to widespread speculation that Houston could trade the star quarterback this offseason or be faced with the real possibility that he could decide to withhold his services and not report if he isn't dealt.

It's still early in the offseason, and Houston just hired Caserio and doesn't even have a head coach, but the Texans know they have a problem with Watson.

If Watson is traded, where will he go?

The Miami Dolphins are believed by some to be the favorite. The New York Jets are getting mentioned by some, as well.

NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport named the Carolina Panthers a dark-horse contender on Monday morning.

Watson played his college football in the state of South Carolina. It could be fun to see him paired up with Christian McCaffrey in the backfield.